Monday, September 30, 2013

Review: A Little Bit Scandalous by Robyn DeHart

Title: A Little Bit Scandalous (Forbidden Love #3)
Author: Robyn DeHart
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: August 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

A woman in search of a gamble…

Mathematics prodigy, Caroline Jellico, plans to support herself by winning big in the gaming hells of London—while dressed as a boy. She’s tired of waiting for the elusive Roe to notice her. She’ll marry him or no man. 

A gambler in need of redemption…

Monroe Grisham, Duke of Chanceworth, needs to marry off his beautiful young ward and ensure she attaches herself to the right man, not an irresponsible cad like him. But all grown up now, Caroline’s presence is an utter distraction. One he can neither act on nor deny.

A game of seduction…

But when Roe and Caroline meet across the gaming table, all bets are off. Seduction is in the cards and the winner will take all…or lose everything.

Caroline was a fantastic character.  I loved that she was fierce and independent and not afraid to go after what she wants.  Pair that with being a bit naive and she finds herself in potential trouble dressed as a man in a card game.  On the other hand, we have Monroe.  He was a bit stale to me.  So many historical heroes are written this way and he didn't seem to have a unique perspective.  I did enjoy him more as the book moved forward, he just never really stood out from the rest.

The story line was a lot of fun.  Caroline and Monroe are a perfect match in many ways.  They enjoy being intellectually challenged and have a hard time finding someone that can do that.  While Caroline has always knows Monroe was the right man for her, it takes awhile (and a little interference from his mother) to make his see what's right in front of him.  With a  little bit of a mystery to solve behind the scenes it was a very pleasant read.

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